Becky Bucklin, MPH

PRC Research Manager
Research Manager, Community & Behavioral Health

In her role as a Research Manager, Becky oversees the day to day operations of multiple projects. Her research focuses on physical activity, health disparities, community engagement, and more recently COVID-19 vaccination. In the past she has additionally managed projects in the fields of falls prevention, farm safety, and healthy retail. She has worked extensively in rural communities throughout Iowa, promoting evidence-based public health initiatives through Community Engaged Research and Community Based Participatory Research. Currently, she manages the Core Research Project of the UI PRC-RH which has the goal of increasing capacity for and uptake of evidence-based interventions by public health practitioners and community based organizations in micropolitan communities.


Please comment on what one of the PRC-RH values means to you.

In order to advance the work we do as a PRC and the work I do as a UI PRC-RH staff member and to have long-lasting impact, we must ensure that we are listening to our community and uplifting their voices to promote positive change toward a more equitable and dignified future for all.


What PRC-RH-related work are you excited to share?

Our Active Ottumwa podcast
Active Iowa toolkit
Our Healthy Coping work in response to the survey of community members during COVID-19 and the accompanying social media toolkit.

Research areas
  • community engagement/CBPR
  • physical activity
  • evidence-based interventions
  • Health Equity